The 4th International Conference on Remote Sensing in Archaeology (ICRSA4) will be held in Beijing from October 24th to 26th, 2012, and hosted by the International Centre on Space Technologies for Natural and Cultural Heritage (HIST), a centre under the auspices of UNESCO, and the Centre for Earth Observation and Digital Earth, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CEODE).
This year’s event is one in a series of conferences. The 1st International Conference on Remote Sensing in Archaeology was organized by the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing and hosted by the Joint Laboratory of Remote Sensing Archaeology (JLSRA) in October 2004. In that context an international team of experts was created in order to promote multidisciplinary activities in remote sensing archaeology around the world. In December 2006, the 2nd International Conference was held in Rome, Italy. In August 2009 the 3rd International Conference was held in Tiruchirappalli, India.
The theme of the 4th Conference is "New Era of Earth Observation on Natural and Cultural Heritage". We plan to take this conference into new territory with a focus on world heritage and cutting-edge space technologies for monitoring, documenting, and preserving world heritage. Advances in sensor systems, data availability, social technology, and other innovations have matured and converged to make 2012 a particularly exciting time in this field. There has never been greater potential for conducting productive, beneficial scientific research and developing highly-engaging promotion and education programmes. It is a valuable opportunity to advance the field internationally.
We warmly welcome all the experts, policy-makers, administrators and students from around the world who are engaged in the conservation of heritage by using space technologies to join us in Beijing for a memorable occasion.
Download: First Announcement & Call for Papers
Abstract Submission: http://www.icrsa4.org/dct/page/65558